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Washington Wines

Washington Wines

  When the folks at Mercer Wine Estate offered to send some samples my way, I jumped at the chance. Here’s why: I know that some great wines come from Washington State, but they often aren’t the first ones I think to buy when I’m at the store or in a restaurant. But I am […]

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Wine Clubs

Wine Clubs

  Wine clubs have changed a lot since I managed one for a retailer on New York’s Upper West Side, when your payment got you a single bottle per month and it was the club’s choice. Members would have to call or email if they wanted only red or only white wines. (There was also […]

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Israeli & Kosher Wines for the Holidays

Israeli & Kosher Wines for the Holidays

  Isn’t that headline redundant, some of you might be thinking. And while it’s true that most Israeli wines are kosher, it doesn’t necessarily follow that all kosher wines are from Israel. Let’s start with a basic question: what makes a wine kosher? Well, it must: Be made under the supervision of a rabbi; Contain […]

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Trailer Talk

Trailer Talk

  They say everything old is new again, and it is certainly true in the case of vintage trailers. Yes, I mean those proto-RVs from the 40s, 50s and 60s that our grandparents hauled behind their cars as they drove the family cross-country. Wine entrepreneurs are finding great ways to give these tin cans another […]

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Gaja & Barbaresco

Gaja & Barbaresco

  There is nothing like seeing a wine region to understand what it is all about. This fact was abundantly clear one bright Wednesday morning, as three of us stood on a Juliet balcony at the Gaja estate in Barbaresco, overlooking softly rolling hills. My husband and I have come expecting to taste delicious wines […]

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